Tag Archives: pastel landscape

May Nature Desktop Calendar: Social Isolation

When I considered which image to feature for May I decided it had to be my newest painting, “Social Isolation”.  Even through May the trees still haven’t fully leafed out, and at least at the moment we are still socially isolating. And because I can’t seem to get picture frames delivered to me I still […]

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April Nature Desktop Calendar: Spring Comes to a Bend in the Creek

No leaves on the trees yet, but strong spring sun fills the misty air as the creek rushes by with its spring volume. Rain and snowmelt rush over rocks and gravel and hurry around the bend, the sycamores reflecting white in the stark early morning sunlight, a little bit of mist wafting among the trees. […]

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Captivating Sycamore Moon

Today’s full moon is the last full moon of winter, when she sits like a pearl strung in a mesh of bare branches. This is most often called the Worm Moon, but I had always known it as the Sap Moon or the Sugar Moon because the sugar begins to flow in sugar maple trees […]

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August Nature Desktop Calendar: Serenity

This sailboat drifted lazily for hours on the calm waters of Lake Arthur in Western Pennsylvania. As the August afternoon tended toward evening, the sky began to grow pink and the shadows darkened and lengthened, and the serene moment seemed to last for hours. Painted en plein air as I sat on one of the […]

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Promises to Keep, #30in30, Day 16

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 16. This panting is named for the famous poem by Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, which was my first thought when I walked around a bend in the trail to see […]

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Summer Back Road, #30in30 Day Three

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 3. For me, almost any spot along winding, hilly back road through fields with old trees and fence posts is a worthy spot for painting. This is one of many I liked best of the […]

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Solstice, Catching a Moment Forever

This painting is indeed from the Winter Solstice in 2003. As the sun began to set on a zero-degree day with a foot or more of snow the light was so beautiful that I took off in my car with my camera and art supplies. At the top of the hill the gentle pink and […]

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Captivating Sycamore Moon

Two large sycamore trees stand near the entrance of the Panhandle Trail, but because they grow against a hill I don’t see them from this angle against the sky until I am headed back home, nearly at the trailhead, and often at dusk, especially the early dusk of a winter night. Because the light changes […]

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